I Cry

From the Set Tell Me Why Library

Young children are naturally curious about themselves. Tell Me Why I Cry offers answers to their most compelling questions about those salty tears. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 612.8/4
Lexile 650L
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
Guided Reading Level O
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781631880049), Paperback (9781631880476), PDF (9781631880902), ePub (9781633623316), Hosted ebook (9781631881336), Kindle (9781633622456), MP3 audio (9781534125032), WAV audio (9781534127517)
Copyright 2015
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8.25 x 8.25
Graphics Full-color photographs

Booklist - I Cry

Both the physical and emotional reasons for tears get a solid treatment in this title from the Tell Me Why series. Marsico pulls readers in with the scenario of Mia, moving away from her best friend, Sam. Suddenly, the tears are falling, her nose is red, and Mia is crying. What’s going on? This slim book explains how hormones in the brain send a signal when crying is emotional. But tears serve other functions: protecting from irritants, for instance. The clearly written description of the physical process of crying intertwines with Mia’s story, where emotions play a role. When Sam teases Mia about her crying, she starts laughing and winds up with happier tears. Several of the spreads have a sidebar, which asks readers to think more deeply about the information given. While it’s slightly confusing that the color photos never show Mia and Sam, the colorful format has child appeal.

Author: Katie Marsico

Katie Marsico is the author of more than 200 nonfiction books for children and young adults. She lives with her husband and seven children near Chicago, Illinois.

Narrator: Adam Weber

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Sources for further research
Table of contents
Full-color photographs